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Draining external pavement: how does it work?

The draining external pavement represents an innovative and sustainable solution for managing rainwater in urban and residential areas. This type of pavement allows water to pass through it, reducing the risk of flooding, improving water resource management, and recharging aquifers.

Draining pavements are composed of a conglomerate of materials in which elements are positioned to create a structure of interstices that promote water infiltration into the underlying soil. These materials range from those with large empty spaces to more innovative solutions such as stabilized gravel or draining resin. Each material is chosen based on the specific needs of the project, considering factors such as expected traffic, desired aesthetics, and required draining capacity.

This pavement is capable of draining water, avoiding stagnation that could lead to consequent surface damage. Additional benefits include:

  • Environmental sustainability, as it constitutes a natural approach to water drainage.
  • Durability and low maintenance, as it is designed to withstand the test of time and requires relatively low maintenance compared to traditional pavements.
  • Thermal comfort, as draining surfaces can help reduce the “heat island” effect in urban areas by keeping the area cooler.

The installation of draining external pavement requires careful design and preparation of the subsoil to ensure an adequate draining layer. It is essential to ensure that the underlying soil is able to absorb infiltrated water, thus avoiding soil saturation.

Elle&P designers create draining pavements capable of meeting every specific requirement. By using only high-quality raw materials, we will be able to create a durable and resistant pavement that perfectly suits your needs!